26 Feb 2021

"A crisis is a terrible thing to waste"

How can human responses to crisis situations inform effective membership engagement strategies? Matthew Hall, CII Strategy & Operations Manager for Insurance Societies & Networks, explores how people respond to pressure, and what membership organisations can learn from that.

26 Feb 2021

Withdrawal of J03 and AF2 – final sitting arrangements

The CII regularly reviews the range of qualifications and learning that it provides. Following a review, it has been decided that the level of interest in units J03 (The tax and legal aspects of business) and AF2 (Business financial planning) indicates that they are no longer a core part of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma journey for most learners. Therefore, the units will be withdrawn from the qualification framework.

08 Feb 2021

Urgent Help Requested: Computers For Schools

The CII along with the wider insurance market is supporting Computers for Schools.

29 Jan 2021

Introducing digital membership certificates

During 2020 the Chartered Insurance Institute undertook a project to introduce digital qualification and membership certificates. Member feedback helped shape the process and we have also refreshed the look and feel of all individual membership certificates (from Certificate and Diploma through Advanced Diploma to Fellowship and Chartered).

29 Jan 2021

Local institute funding proposal – 2021

After four years of consistent growth, 2020’s challenging business environment has resulted in a reduction in revenue across the CII Group.

13 Jan 2021

CII Exams 2021 update

An exams update providing an overview of how the CII plan to deliver their exams in 2021 so you can help and support your local candidates.

08 Jan 2021

Modernising the Local Institute Model Constitution

In response to feedback from several local institutes, the regional membership team have been working with the CII’s governance department to update the local institute model constitution.

15 Dec 2020

CII appoints Engagement board members

The CII has appointed three new Engagement board member roles this year.

25 Nov 2020

Amy Oliver – new Regional Engagement Executive

The CII’s commitment to supporting the volunteer-led local institute network, as it adjusts to the future support needs of an evolving membership, has been underlined with the recruitment of a new Regional Engagement Executive.

25 Nov 2020

CII Member Value campaign

The CII has launched a new Member Value campaign aimed at both GI and FS members, to raise awareness and promote greater recognition of the benefits of membership and the value it delivers. Seeking to drive higher levels of satisfaction amongst, and greater engagement with, members in 2021, the campaign will run across multiple channels from November.

25 Nov 2020

David Ross ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner: new Vice President – Local Institutes

The CII has appointed David Ross, a past president of the Insurance Institute of Leeds, as the new Vice President – Local Institutes.

25 Nov 2020

CII Professional Map framework

The CII is developing a new approach to member and learner segmentation based on career stages, and introducing a new Professional Map, a competency framework that will ultimately help individuals and organisations in developing well rounded professionals, with the right mix of knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

25 Nov 2020

Online CPD Signposting communication

Members opted-in to receive email communications from their local institute are now benefitting from a new monthly communication, which provides a round-up of the latest learning and development accessible via the CII.

24 Nov 2020

The Society of Underwriting Professionals - one year on

The Society of Underwriting Professionals celebrated its first anniversary in October 2020. Read more about its successes and future plans.

27 Oct 2020

Assessment apology

All UK CII members have been written to with regards to recent examination issues.

26 Oct 2020

TheCityUK National Conference - free event

If you are interested in attending then please contact David Irvine @ who can provide more information.

26 Oct 2020

'Africa: A Continent Of Promise' - launch webinar

On 3 November, the CII will be launching a major publication to showcase the work underway throughout Africa.

21 Oct 2020

Goodbye to Grant Scott

Autumn 2020 sees us say goodbye and best wishes to Grant Scott who has recently completed his six-year tenure as CII Vice President – Local Institutes.

21 Oct 2020

Past President Badges 2019/2020

Ordering of Past President badges should now be on your to-do list: if you require badges for the current season then please email Lisa Powell (from head office) at

21 Oct 2020

Local Institute Regional Forum and Local Institute National Forum meetings November/December 2020

Your local institute representative will be attending their dedicated regional forum in the coming weeks to discuss and agree matters to raise at the national forum in December 2020. It is your opportunity to ensure your council’s views are represented directly with the CII.